A one-stop online service to help families notify banks, power providers and other organisations that someone has died has been launched.
The Australian Death Notification Service means families won't have to go through the trauma of making multiple applications to get the accounts of the deceased closed or transferred.
The ADNS, which was officially launched in NSW on Sunday, is now available in all states and territories except the ACT.
It's a joint initiative of the states and territories and is being delivered and overseen by the NSW government.
"When a loved one passes away, up to 40 government, private organisations and non-government organisations need to be notified," Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said on Sunday.
"These notifications can be stressful and traumatic, taking up to several months and often requiring multiple physical visits with a certified copy of a death certificate."
The ADNS validates details about the person who has died against the Australian Death Check, a system that holds death registration data recorded by birth, deaths and marriages registries.
Organisations already on board the service include the major banks and big telecommunications providers.
See the site at: deathnotification.gov.au